Very unhappy about the vote today on 42 days detention without trial! Gordon Brown got it through – just – with the DUP bailing him out at the very last.
Talk of all sorts of deals – rumoured and actual – flying around – but this sort of issue shouldn’t be up for bargaining. It should be about principles, not horse-trading.
Sat through pretty much all the seven hour debate in Parliament – and the case for locking people up for a month and a half without any trial just wasn’t made. Protecting our liberties should be at the core of what we do but – oh how ironic – once again it looks as if it’s the House of Lords that will be better safeguard of our democratic freedoms than the Commons.